[CQ-Contest] Split operation in CQ WW CW

Tom W8JI w8ji at w8ji.com
Mon Aug 27 17:15:36 EDT 2012

> What do you think is the best solution for the contest?
> Option 1: DX quits and goes to beach.
> Option 2: DX tries calling someone on the same frequency.
> Option 3: DX starts S&P and never tries to resume running
> Option 4: DX asks up 3
> Option 5: DX asks up 5
> Option 6: DX asks up and listens 3-7 up

Clearly 4 and 5, on CW or other narrow modes, use exactly the same space on 
the band. He could be using up1, 2, 3, 4, or any number and the spectrum use 
is identical.

6 is obviously a problem consuming space, and is a poor way to operate on 
crowded bands.

The problem is not how far up or down, but how wide the pile becomes where 
it is placed.


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